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Federal Depository Library Program

This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)

Starting Points

    The U.S. government's official web portal. It is an easy-to-search, free access website designed to give users a centralized place to find information from U.S. local, state, and federal government agency websites.
  • FDsys: America's Authentic Government Information
    The Federal Digital system provides free online access to official Federal Government publications.
  • Govinfo
    This site provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government; you can search, browse, and download documents and publications. Currently in beta, this site will replace FDsys in 2017.

Beyond the Surface

  • U.S. Congressional Serial Set & Papers, 1789-1994
    Reports, documents, and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Also includes American State Papers, 1789-1838, and Serial Set Maps.
  • HeinOnline
    Archival database of full page images from legal periodicals & related materials. Also includes digital backfiles of the Federal Register; U.S. Reports; the Code of Federal Regulations; the U.S. Statutes at Large; the Congressional Record; and more.
  • ProQuest Statistical Insight
    Provides access to statistics produced by federal agencies, states, business organizations, research institutions, and international organizations.
  • GPO Monthly Catalog
    U.S. government publications index. Covers all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.). Dates covered - 1976 to present.
  • Catalog of Government Publications
    The CGP is the finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. Search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general key word, or click on "Advanced Search" for more options.
  • MetaLib
    MetaLib is a federated search engine that searches multiple U.S. Federal government databases, retrieving reports, articles, and citations while providing direct links to selected resources available online
  • Declassified Documents Reference System
    Previously classified U.S. government documents related to domestic and foreign policies from post-World War II through the 1970s.
  • CyberCemetery
    An archive of web sites and publications of defunct U.S. government agencies and commissions that have issued a final report.
  • LiberGov  
    A free Google custom search engine that indexes freely available, public domain US Congressional websites and other sites of interest.

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